The nature of my art varies from time to time, but it always involves beads. I love beads, I collect beads, I hoard beads and purchase many beads with no idea of how I will use them. The colors, the textures and how they come together, draws me in every time. My work consists of beaded tapestries to beaded masks and more………. I was born in Chicago, IL and through various adventures have ended up in Surprise, AZ. I have lived here since 2004. My art has developed in this desert state, capturing the southwest flare, contemporary designs and nature’s beauty. Working in this unique medium has provided printed media attention through newspapers, domestic and international magazines. In addition, being a juried artist with several art organizations has brought honors to my work with awards from various shows.Last year I was awarded with a Grant from West Valley Arts Council (Surprise, AZ) to create a new and different type of three dimensional art with masks and mannequin hands. I have a strong belief in helping others in our community and beyond. Doors open unexpectedly and have drawn me to organizations such as Eve’s Place (battered women shelter) the Foundation for Blind Children (Phoenix, AZ), National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (Washington, D.C.), Benevilla Family Resource Center (Surprise, AZ) and Stardust Builders (Glendale, AZ). I have donated art, taught classes and have been a soft shoulder to listen when the need arises. I also am a volunteer within multiple art organizations. This is where I contribute my 30 years plus of business experience and my creativity. The need is so great to create, promote and share art with everyone. Working with these art, artists and art groups you become a constant promoter and communicator for the support and growth of the arts in your community and beyond.
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